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It's the year 410 AD, the Visigoths are sacking the city of Rome. A rift in the fabric of space-time occurs at the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Suddenly multiple dimensions collide and coalesce. Time travelers & space farers exist alongside terrestrials who had previously lived thousands of years apart. The world is now a fractured patchwork of time and space with Rome at the center of it all. The world is now RomanPunk...

About RomanPunks

RomanPunks is a retrofuturistic, cyberpunk derivative world-building project inspired by fine art, history and the cryptopunk movement.

A total of 1,000 RomanPunk characters have been frozen in time and minted as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on the Ethereum, WAX, Polygon and Algorand blockchains.

RomanPunk characters are comprised of commoners and famous individuals based on Roman history, art history and pop culture.

The basis for RomanPunk lore and backstories is exhaustively researched by history/sci-fi buff and co-founder, Punktavian.

All images are drawn by hand by woman artist and co-founder, Cleopunktra, without the aid of AI or generative tools.

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Project Timeline

The RomanPunk Genesis Collection on Ethereum

RomanPunks came into existence through early minting on OpenSea, promoting on Twitter and building a Discord community through giveaways and engagement. The idea of a cyberpunk-derivative ‘RomanPunk’ theme was in our heads for years, but it was the success of the Cryptopunks that became the catalyst for project conception and launch.

The Summer of Gladiators

After a hard working first 60 days spent networking and attracting new collectors to RomanPunks, our community had begun to flourish and sales increased. We began to offer our collectors an opportunity to battle their NFTs in a tournament bracket powered by dice rolls.

Launch of the WAX Blockchain Collection

Encouraged by the tight knit community and the carbon-neutral blockchain with lightning fast and low cost transactions, we launched 'romanpunksio' collection on WAX Blockchain as the first step to expand the backstories of our RomanPunk characters and the baseline for future development of a card game.

September MMXXI
Chainlink VRF Integration

RomanPunks integrated with Chainlink Labs to utilize VRF (Verified Randomness Function) to host a giveaway raffle for our holders. We developed a smart contract on Ethereum which guarantees true random number selection on chain and can be used for a wide range of functions that require random selection.

November MMXXI
WAX Fighter Pack Series I

After much anticipation in the community, we released our first WAX NFT card 'pack' through the Neftyblocks platform, which sold out in less than a week.

December MMXXI
Colosseum Clash on Twitch

We launched our Twitch channel and begun building an audience by offering numerous giveaways of WAX NFTs from our collection, as well as giving participants a chance to win RomanPunk ETH NFT airdrops for taking top spot at the end of the 'season'.

January MMXXII
RomanPunk CyberColosseum on The Sandbox Metaverse

As firm believers in a metaverse future and land owners in The Sandbox, we undertook to build the RomanPunk Colosseum on 1x1 land and entered our experience "Gladiator Bloodsport" into a GameJam contest. We will continue to build the Colosseum into a PVP arena and social hub once The Sandbox offers creators the ability to do so.

WAX NFT Blending

Thanks to the user friendly tools offered by NeftyBlocks, we launched a comprehensive blending system on WAX, allowing our collectors to blend the common NFTs they earn in our Discord RPG up into Legendary famous NFTs through the use of blending 'coins' that can also be earned on the Discord as reward for helping to promote the RomanPunks project.

RomanPunks VX on Polygon

We launched the VX collection on Polygon. Each owner of an ETH NFT gets their voxel equivalent airdropped to them, and these NFTs can be redeemed for official NFTs on The Sandbox Marketplace once available.

1,000 ETH Supply Cap Reached

All 1,000 original, unique 1:1 RomanPunk characters hand drawn by Cleopunktra and minted on OpenSea.

WAX Fighter Pack Series II
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The RomanPunk WAX NFT Trading Card Fighter Pack Series II consists of 3 NFTs randomly selected from over 236 characters.

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Coming Soon
In the Works...

Upcoming plans for RomanPunks include:

  • WAX NFT Civilian Pack
  • Tabletop Card Game
  • New project for The Sandbox metaverse

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Cast of Characters

Below is a comprehensive and searchable directory of all 1,000 RomanPunk Characters.

carlus rufus briton freedman

#255 – Carlus Rufus

Born 2,688 AD in Londinium, Carlus is a time adjuster who travels across dimensions to repair critical issues with the space time continuum by facilitating events to happen as intended. He also shreds on guitar.

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lanny locksley briton freedman

#253 – Lanny Locksley

Born 525 AD in Camulodunum, Lanny is a notorious alcoholic cat burglar who audaciously stole from ex-Roman garrisons. A legend among thieves, known for daring heists and unbreakable streak of luck, Lanny spent all his money buying rounds of drinks for entire villages.

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nyssa fantasma phrygian servant

#252 – Nyssa Fantasma

Born 25 BC in Tavium, Nyssa is a skilled seamstress and reveled in creating elaborate costumes for herself and others to wear at masked soirees. She was known for her ethereal beauty and her ability to transform into any character – past, present or future.

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gwyn der fyn caledonian equestrian

#249 – Gwyn der Fyn

Born 702 AD in Glasgow, Gwyn Der Fyn, daughter of a tapestry dealer, travels across space and time in search of the hottest shopping malls with the best deals on interstellar jewelry.

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suma souban egyptian gladiator

#942 – Suma Souban

Born 207 BC in the port city of Apollonia, Suma was a servant woman caught stealing from a wealthy Roman merchant. For this, she lost her right hand and was pressed into service as a scissor class gladiator in Rome.

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avis eichel german soldier

#931 – Avis Eichel

Born 22 BC in Colonia, a soldier and concubine of Arminius, Avis’ army detachment was overrun by hordes of the walking dead after massacring Roman legions at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD.

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tina thrasamund vandal centurion

#922 – Tina Thrasamund

Born 405 AD in Pelso, Tina was the illegitimate daughter of Godigisel and a servant woman. Interdimensional traveler and half sister to King Genseric, she led Vandal troops razing cities across Spain, Africa and Italy, culminating in the great Sack of Rome in 455 AD.

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gisel gelimer vandal gladiator

#927 – Gisel Gelimer

Born 321 AD in Sirmium, Gisel was a lover of a young Constantius II who refused to publicly acknowledge her existence. In a jealous rage, she learned the art of war, joining the forces of Magnentius. After losing in the Battle of Mursa, Gisel was enslaved as a gladiator in the emperor’s stable.

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cyra boiorix cimbri soldier

#918 – Cyra Boiorix

Born 390 AD in Jutland, Cyra is an interdimensional traveler attempting to change history by turning the tide of battle in the Cimbrian War by seeking out her ancestor, Brenna, and sharing knowledge and technology from the future to defeat Marius.

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scout scarila vandal gladiator

#916 – Scout Scarila

Born 288 AD, Scout was born to parents exiled to Britannia after their defeat by Probus in 278 AD. Having won multiple archery contests, she was captured by time traffickers from a Romanesque 20th century AD alternate dimension to compete as a shopping mall gladiator.

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zuma zozomoc aztec gladiator

#914 – Zuma Zozomoc

Born 299 AD in an alternate dimension where Rome controlled Mesoamerica, as a child Zuma was found to possess telekinetic powers, so she was enslaved and trained to fight as a gladiator for the entertainment of kings.

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bert de bock belgic gladiator

#912 – Bert de Bock

Born 240 AD in Durocortorum, Bert was loyal to the breakaway Gallic Empire which lost to Emperor Aurelian at the Battle of Châlons in 274. Refusing to capitulate, he was sent to battle in the gladiator pits of Rome.

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gamila tallat nabataean gladiator

#910 – Gamila Tallat

Born 201 BC in Petra, Gamila was a servant of at the Temple of Dushara. One day she spoke a strange incantation which opened an interdimensional portal that transported her to a 28th century AD alternate dimension where she was forced to fight as a gladiator.

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joe satyrus scythian freedman

#561 – Joe Satyrus

Born 197 BC in Nikonion, Joe was born a slave, toiling in the vast wheat fields of the steppe until one day he saved his master’s life by killing a Pontic magistrate who had come to arrest and execute him for tax evasion. Freed, now Joe lives life on the run.

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